News for Friday, February 10, 2012

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Pebble notes: Weather, Lefty offer up surprises

Pebble Beach notebook: From the unexpected steady mist that caught some off-guard to Phil Mickelson's final-nine resurgence, Pebble Beach offered up plenty of surprises on Friday.

Team results, Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Team results from the second round of the Pebble Beach Pro-Am, played Feb. 10 at Pebble Beach Golf Links (PB), Spyglass Hill (SH) and Monterey Peninsula (MP).

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Pebble Beach's seaside 18th has no rival

Few experiences can compare to walking down the 18th hole at Pebble Beach with waves crashing. Jim McCabe's quick survey of Tour players reinforces it.

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Wi takes 3-shot lead at Pebble; Woods 6 back

Charlie Wi built a three-shot lead Friday at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am during an early round that helped him escape most of the clouds and rain. Tiger Woods is six back.

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Pavin (64) takes two-shot lead at Allianz

Corey Pavin shot an 8-under 64 on Friday to take a two-shot lead over Fred Funk, Bernhard Langer and Peter Senior after the first round of the Allianz Championship.

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Tiger Tracker: Round 2 at Pebble Beach

Tiger Tracker: Woods shot a second-round, 2-under 68 on Monterey Peninsula to get to 6 under entering the weekend at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Golfweek tracked his day, shot by shot.

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Player of the Week: Chase Koepka

Chase Koepka of Lake Worth, Fla., shot 3-over 146 at Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head Island, S.C., to win the Junior Heritage in a playoff.

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Player of the Week: Ashlan Ramsey

Ashlan Ramsey of Milledgeville, Ga., shot 3-over 146 at Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head Island, S.C., to win the Junior Heritage by two shots.

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Ryu, Seo bring feelings of deja vu to LPGA opener

With So Yeon Ryu and Hee Kyung Seo dueling at the top of the Australian Open leaderboard, it feels a little like last year's U.S. Women's Open. Beth Ann Baldry explains.

Geoffrey Cornish, 97, prolific New England designer

Geoffrey Cornish, reputed to have designed more golf courses in New England than any other architect, died Feb. 10. He was 97. No cause of death was listed.

USGA announces Sand Creek as site of 2014 APL

The U.S. Golf Association has announced that Sand Creek Station Golf Course in Newton, Kan., will host the 2014 U.S. Amateur Public Links. It will be the first USGA event hosted by Sand Creek, which opened in 2006.

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Wagner (No. 1, 2015) commits to Florida

Samantha Wagner of Windermere, Fla., has given a verbal commitment to play college golf for Florida. Wagner took no other unofficial visits, and the 15-year-old said she has been interested in playing for the Gators for about five years.

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Johnson, two others tied at Pebble; Tiger five back

Dustin Johnson, with a small measure of revenge on the third hole at Pebble Beach, made two eagles and saw a third chance at eagle land on the edge of the cup. He wound up with a 9-under 63. Former U.S. Amateur champion Danny Lee also made two eagles at Pebble for a 63.

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McIlroy, Bjorn share 2nd-round lead in Dubai

Rory McIlroy and Thomas Bjorn each shot 7-under 65 to share the lead Friday after the second round of the Dubai Desert Classic.

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Notes: Gidali leads Arizona to season-saving win

Arizona effectively turned around its season with a win at its home event, the Arizona Wildcat Invitational. Freshman Manon Gidali is a big reason for that. Julie Williams.

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Chen (No. 45, 2013) commits to Boston College

Sophia Chen of Newbury Park, Calif., has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Boston College.

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Value, 'craic' factor boost Irish golf tourism

Alison Metcalfe, vice president of marketing for Tourism Ireland for the past five years, recently discussed Irish golf tourism with Golfweek.

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Writer finds luxury golf does exist in Myrtle Beach

One intrepid Golfweek writer went looking for a luxury golf experience in Myrtle Beach. Yes, that Myrtle Beach.

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Women's preview: Southland Conference

Southland Conference women's preview: Texas State as a bubble team that never got the NCAA invite last season, so the Bobcats are aiming to take doubt out of it with a good spring.

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Men's preview: Southland Conference

Southland Conference men's preview: Lamar's M.J. Daffue had a brilliant start to 2011, but his fall season started lackluster before a surprise coaching move spurring Daffue back into the winner's circle.

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Ryu leads Australian Open; Lexi 8 shots back

U.S. Women's Open champion So Yeon Ryu shot a 4-under 69 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead over fellow South Korean player Hee Kyung Seo in the LPGA Tour's season-opening Women's Australian Open.

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Wind-farm rift won’t stop Trump's Scotland course

Donald Trump won't let wind-farm rift stop opening of Scotland course.